10 Common Baby-Making Mistakes



When you’re trying to get pregnant, don’t let these avoidable mistakes affect your conception goals.

Mistake No. 1: Not Having Enough S*x

Of course you don’t want to think you’re doing anything wrong when it comes to baby-making, but at least this mistake is fun to fix! You may think that cutting down on s*x to “save” your guy’s sperm — or only getting busy when you’re ovulating — will make getting pregnant easier. But many days of not having s*x can throw off conception. “It’s easy to miss the fertile period if s*x is limited only to when you think you’re ovulating because many women believe they’re ovulating when they actually aren’t,” says Samuel Wood, M.D., medical director at The Reproductive Sciences Center in La Jolla, CA. So go ahead — have s*x as often as you like, paying special attention to the few days before ovulation.